Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Age 21 and Binge Drinking in US Colleges

Samstag 22. August 2009 von htm

Last year about this time, a group of more than 100 college presidents caused a stir by launching a push to lower the drinking age to 18. Their goal: to cut down on the pernicious, sometimes lethal problem of binge drinking on campus. They called their initiative „Amethyst“.
Now there’s a sobering new study that should spur those presidents to rethink Amethyst.
Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry state that raising the drinking age to 21 has been largely effective in reducing binge drinking everywhere, except — you guessed it — on college campuses. The study says that among men between 18 and 20 who were not in college, binge drinking plummeted by more than 30 percent from 1979 to 2006. At the same time, such drinking among college men was „as prevalent as ever,“ it says. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 8/21/09) Chicago Tribune, 8/20/09

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